Grand Mosque, Dubai

Grand Mosque, Dubai (must see)

Grand Bur Dubai Mosque, although constructed in 1998, has been designed as a replica of a mosque from 1900. The mosque's Anatolian-style minaret stands 70 meters tall, giving the mosque a distinct profile in the city skyline, making the architecture stand out. One of the most unusual things about the architecture is the minaret's resemblance to a lighthouse, as well as the collection of domes that make up the roof.

Although of recent construction, the current building stands on the same site where its predecessor stood. The original mosque had also been the site of a school where children attended to study the Quran. This school's presence in the original building helped make the mosque an essential part of the cultural landscape.

Stone walls that are mostly unadorned make up the main structure of the building. The entrance facade has five columns, featuring a Quranic inscription above these columns. The mosque's roof consists of 45 small and nine large domes.

The mosque is open for public tours from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm on Sundays through Thursdays. This building is a focal part of religious and cultural life, easily accommodating 1,200 worshipers during regular services. Visitors are sure to appreciate this mosque's size, as well as the unique style.

Why You Should Visit:
Enjoy the unique architectural style of one of Dubai's most important religious and cultural landmarks.
Learn more about the crucial role that mosques play in the life of this majority-Muslim city.

Dress conservatively when entering the mosque, as it is an active house of worship.

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Grand Mosque on Map

Sight Name: Grand Mosque
Sight Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (See walking tours in Dubai)
Sight Type: Religious
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